This Day In U2 History

December 16

U2 History on this Day

  • U2’s first performance in Norway. (1982)
  • “Philips DCC Presents: Zoo TV” is an hour-long TV special that airs on the MTV Network after its earlier debut on Fox. (1992)
  • U2 take four days to film the video for “Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own“ in Dublin. Today they film on Grafton Street. (2004)
  • Four days are spent filming the mini-film for “Every Breaking Wave“ in Belfast. U2 are not present. (2015)
  • U2 are scheduled to perform in St. Louis, MO, but protests in the streets cause U2 to cancel show for safety reasons. The show is refunded and not rescheduled. (2017)

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

U2 Shows on This Day

  • unknown, Oslo, Norway (1982) [U2]
  • Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA, USA (1984) [U2]
  • RTÉ Television Centre, Dublin, Ireland (1988) [U2] U2 perform "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" on The Late, Late Show.
  • Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany (1989) [U2]
  • O2, Dublin, Ireland (2011) [Bono] Bono joins Imelda May in concert to sing "Desire" and "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)".

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